Old Friends 8th Annual Homecoming Event

GEORGETOWN, KY – APRIL 23, 2012 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, will hold its annual Homecoming fundraising event, Sunday May 6, 2012 beginning at 4 pm.

The festivities will take place at Old Friends’s Dream Chase Farm, located at 1841 Paynes Depot Road in Georgetown, KY.

Tickets are $25; Old Friends members and shareholders and students with IDs are $15. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling (502) 863-1775.

Highlights of the event include:

–Sumptuous fare by Furlongs Catering/Staxx Barbecue;
–Live music by Lexington favorite Roger BonDurant;
–Guided farm tours;
–A yard sale of equine items – including framed horse racing photos, horse books, blankets, and saddle pads – will begin at noon and run until 5pm;
–Live and silent auctions of racing memorabilia, collectible stallion halters, jewelry, fine art, and more;
–A visit from the artists of Pottery Rowe of Louisville. They will be on site taking orders for beautiful raku pots. Guests can bring swatches of horse manes or tails for custom orders.
–Parking on site.

Old Friends’ Georgetown farm is home to more than 55 champions of the turf, including GR1-winner and top sire You and I, stakes winner Marquetry, Florida Derby star Bull inthe Heather, top sprinter Ogygian, millionaire gelding Arson Squad, and Breeders’ Cup winner and famed sire Gulch.

Proceeds from the event go to Old Friends, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that cares for more than 117 retired Thoroughbreds whose racing or breeding careers have come to an end.

For more information about any of the retirees at Old Friends contact the farm at (502) 863-1775.

About Old Friends

Old Friends is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that cares for more than 110 retired racehorses. Its Dream Chase Farm, located in Georgetown, KY, is open to tourists daily by appointment. Old Friends also has a satellite facility in Greenfield Center, New York, Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, which is also open to visitors. For more information on tours or to make a donation, contact the main farm at (502) 863-1775 or see their website at www.oldfriendsequine.org.

MEDIA CONTACT Cynthia Grisolia, (347) 423-7322, cagrisolia@yahoo.com, or Michael Blowen, (502) 863-1775, michael@oldfriendsequine.org

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